David Warren Quick Sr.
David Warren Quick, Sr. died of natural causes on July 21, 2022, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna at the age of 93. He was born on March 1, 1929, in Pasadena, Calif.
His siblings and extended family were very close, and David shared many stories of a happy childhood in Southern California, where his family had been heavily involved in Loaves and Fishes Ministry, and where they hosted summer campground church services at Huntington Beach for many years.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he started his training as an X-ray technician.
After his service he continued his education, becoming an X-ray tech for the remainder of his working years.
He met his future wife Andree soon after and married in 1958, living in the Southern California area.
David and Andree raised five children and retired to the wine country of Northern California, where they were deeply committed to their church in Redwood Valley.
In 2004, David and Andree moved to Murphysboro to be close to their youngest daughter and future grandchildren, whom they were delighted to help raise.
Mr. Quick was very proud of his career in the medical field. He participated in research and testing new imaging technologies, including contrast-dye imaging and CT scan technology.
He retired early after an injury left him nearly blind. However, the blindness did not diminish his interest in new technologies and in his 50s he bought one of the first personal home computers on the market, finding his new passion.
He spent a large part of his retirement building, tinkering and thoroughly enjoying computer technology, all through a magnifying glass, coding one letter at a time.
Despite his near blindness and because of his proficiency in word processing, he published newsletters for his church and the senior community.
He also loved figure skating (he skated professionally in his early 20s), fishing, classical music, gardening and being a grandpa.
He deeply mourned the passing of his wife Andree in 2011, but being a social person, he started the next phase of life at a senior community, where he built many long-lasting friendships.
David is survived by sister Mary Jaspers and husband Ivan of Eldora, Iowa; children David Quick Jr. and wife Sue of Rohnert Park, Calif., Charlene Hampton of Ukiah, Calif., Sandra Van Dorst and husband Gary of Redlands, Calif., Curtis Quick and wife Grace of Taipei, Taiwan, Stephanie Eichholz and husband Mike of Murphysboro; and grandchildren Ken and Lori Kraushaar of Rohnert Park, Calif., Christopher James Quick of Taipei, Taiwan, and Caden and Carson Eichholz of Murphysboro.
Mr. Quick was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Quick and Roberta (Martin) Quick; his wife, Andree Lynn (DePamphilis) Quick; and by two brothers, Ronald and James Quick.
A private graveside service will be held July 30 at the family’s cemetery in rural Murphysboro. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home for more information.
His family expressed their gratitude to the Marion VA Medical Center and to the staff of the Illinois Veterans Nursing Home in Anna. He received exceptional care in both facilities in the latter years and at the end of his life.
Memorials can be made to the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund, 792 N. Main St., Anna, Ill. 62906 or to Green Earth, Inc. at greenearthinc.org.
To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.